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  • 1.  lin_tape - rhel9 issues (seeking developer assistance)

    Posted Fri May 06, 2022 09:31 AM
    Hi folks

    I'm trying to get lin_tape compiling on rhel9 and have hit a couple of "interesting" issues relating to file_operations (previously deprecated and potentially leaky - now obsolete, replaced with proc_ops) which are preventing it building

    I'm hoping that the devs can reach out offlist so we can resolve these issues before Redhat ship the final version as this is going to affect all linux 5.* kernel versions regardless of distribution


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    Alan Brown
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  • 2.  RE: lin_tape - rhel9 issues (seeking developer assistance)

    Posted Mon May 09, 2022 01:49 PM
    Edited by Kevin Butt Mon May 09, 2022 01:56 PM
    @MAYRA PADILLA DUARTE is having trouble posting. This is a relay of her response.

    RHEL9 is not supported by lin_tape yet, we are working on it.

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    Kevin Butt
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  • 3.  RE: lin_tape - rhel9 issues (seeking developer assistance)

    Posted Tue May 10, 2022 10:19 AM
    Thanks Kevin and Mayra

    I've been working through the source myself to see what does/doesn't break in order to have it working on both RHEL9 and Ubuntu 22.04. It seems to be just this change from file_operation to proc_ops that needs addressing in kernels > 5.6

    Additionally: I have a long-standing issue with the lin_tape driver and its response after fsf and bsf (plus a couple of other commands) which upsets some software - "error 0 success" is legal but a lot of software treats any unexpected response as fatal. It would be "very nice" to have an option to turn this off


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    Alan Brown
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  • 4.  RE: lin_tape - rhel9 issues (seeking developer assistance)

    Posted Tue May 10, 2022 10:58 AM
    Hello @alan brown RHEL9 is not supported by lin_tape yet we are working on it.​

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    MAYRA PADILLA DUARTE
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